Friday, January 31, 2014


Happy weekend! Hope it's a good one. It's been busy for us here so we're really looking forward to a leisurely Sunday brunch. How about you?

(photo by kira brandt)

Tiny Perfection

This small Stockholm apartment is so beautifully put together that its lack of space becomes a virtue, allowing the eye to focus on its elegant little details. More here.

(via fantastic frank)


I'm fascinated by the work of London-based men's clothing designer Craig Green — his high concept creations shift back and forth between clothing and wearable sculpture. This one reminds me of the costumes worn by Bauhaus students to their 1930s art school parties.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sweetness and Light

Deep moody greens and handwoven tapestry for a Thursday with a little retro cool.

(photo via simply grove)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Small Lofts With Big Ideas
Dwell has a great slide show of 7 space-saving lofts that make the most of minimal square footage. Inspiring. 

Five Overlooked Silent Films
Really interesting list of lesser known silent films that deserve a look (and sound like they have fascinating histories as well). 

Coen Brothers Movies as Gig Posters
This is fun — Little White Lies, an independent UK-based movie magazine, commissioned 7 original silk screen posters from 7 local artists that reimagined classic Coen brothers movies as gig posters. Great design and illustration.

The Top 10 Locked Room Mysteries
From Wilkie Collins to Agatha Christie, thriller writer Adrian McKinty picks his favourite locked room novels. Perfect reading for cold winter nights.

The Forgotten Manor
Absolutely extraordinary Flickr set of UE Furhouse Manor, a grand home abandoned for decades with its entire contents intact, now all quietly mouldering away. It's exactly how I picture the home of Miss Havisham in Great Expectations.

Six Core-Strengthening Exercises
Still feeling a bit blobby after the holidays? Check out these 6 effective exercises designed to tone your core — a series of 15 minute moves inspired by Pilates that you do 3 or 4 days a week.

Victor Hugo: Acclaimed Author, Unknown Furniture Designer
The Paris apartment once occupied by Victor Hugo is now a museum dedicated to his life — including some of his furniture designs. Fascinating photo tour of his very personal (and rather baroque) space.

Winter Minestrone and Garlic Bruschetta
Hearty soups are the perfect comfort food in winter, and this lovely warming recipe is just the thing for cold weather suppers.

(photo by gui gomes for casa vogue)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Moments of Beauty

A stunning photo by Ben Toms, to accompany a piece on the delicate pleasures of couture in AnOther magazine.

(styling by robbie spencer)

Nordic Modern

Love the gorgeous minimalist home of goldsmith and designer Marie von Lotzbeck's renovated farmhouse in North Zealand, Denmark — fantastic eye and great personal style. More here on Femina.

(photography by kira brandt)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Simple Pleasures

Warm knits on cold days.

(photo from elle magazine circa 1999, via urban outfitters)

Atelier: Victoria Will

Photographer Victoria Will used an early photographic technique called tintype for her portraits of actors attending this year's Sundance Festival, with stunning results. Tintypes are photographs made by printing a positive image onto a thin sheet of metal, and were most popular in the 1860s and 1870s. I love how this technique transforms the subjects — instead of the usual glossy celebrity photos, these are deeply personal portraits of familiar faces. See more on Victoria's website here.

Monday, January 27, 2014


Minimalist style to start your week. Have a good one.

(photo from tine k via vosges paris)

Style Delivery

A former post office in Copenhagen is now a beautiful loft-style space for Lotte and Mathieu and their daughter Chloe. Perfect mid century vintage pieces in an elegantly monochromatic setting, enhanced by great art and the odd jewel-toned glass vase. Really love this one. More here on Bolig.

(photography by wichmann + bendtsen)

Sponsored Post: Layou

I'm excited to introduce you to Layou, an elegantly minimalist collection of women's clothes named after designer Hila Sharon's beloved grandmother, Layou. Featuring endlessly versatile pieces that can be dressed up or down, these are the kind of clothes that will quickly become your wardrobe favourites. Layou is also generously offering automatism readers a sweet intro to their lovely line — 10% off storewide for a month's time (starting from today) using the code Auto10 at checkout. Happy shopping!

Friday, January 24, 2014


Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. We're looking forward to a family birthday party — how about you?

(photo by david ross)

Retro Elegance

The Barcelona home of gallery owner Miquel Alzueta is a sublime collection of classic mid century furniture by Perriand, Le Corbusier, Eames and others. Gorgeous.

(photography by pablo zuolaga for ad spain. via miluccia)


This photo makes me smile every time I see it. Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, photographed by Pierluigi Praturion during the filming of Funny Face, 1957.

(via pinterest)
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